Verified Buyer Reviewed by Snorkeler from Hilo, Hawaii on Monday, October 25, 2010
I need a lightweight wetsuit for snorkeling in Hawaii. A friend told me to get the 5MM. The suit was thicker than I expected and I started to sweat right away putting it on. It became very difficult to pull on even with the 4 way stretch. The chest area seemed very tight (I am not large chested). There were large gaps at my armpits creating pockets for water. It fit okay on the rest of my body although I was never able to zip up the suit by myself completely. The zipper kept getting hung up about 10 inches from the top of the neck. The thin rubber flaps that are supposed to lay against my skin and block water under the zipper apparently buckled up when I reached my arm up, thus blocking the zipper from coming to the top when I pulled the cord up. I became to hot and frustrated with the struggle of trying to adjust everything and finally took it off. The suit seems very well made otherwise and the materials seem to be high quality. It just was not a fit for my body and I probably should get no more than a 3mm for my purposes and for the areas I will be snorkeling in around Hawaii[...] I can't recommend this to anyone living here[...]
  • Best Uses: Colder Water, Diving
  • Chest Size: Feels too small
  • Cons: Awkward Fit, Hard To Put On Or Off, Too Hot, Zipper Catches/Breaks
  • Describe Yourself: Casual User
  • Length: Feels true to length
  • Was this a gift?: No
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